SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Seneca elders teach that since plants support us, we in turn acquire responsibilities toward plant life, such as giving thanks to the Creator and living in balance with the natural world. We’ll be enjoying our walk along the Ethnobotanical Trail with Whitney Carlton at this historical site of the Seneca people; one of the six nations comprising the Iroquois Confederacy.
swallow wort along side common milkweed
|flowering swallow wort|
|ginger - has maroon flowers|
|Spicebush: Whitney shared several uses by the Iroquois|
|black raspberries: there is an importance to eating fruits "in season" which have benefits nutritionally and also in a way that they help us to "slow down" to harvest and eat them|
|tree of heaven and honeysuckle roots ready to burn|
|crown vetch - great for underground erosion control|
|flower looks like a crown|
|Unknown species....any help from our colleagues?|
Whitney shared this rhyme as a help to identify different species:
But grasses have nodes easily found.
And finally back to the visitor center where the Three Sisters Garden grows